New Arrivals · Ohio Travel/History

February 27, 2020
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Historic black settlements of Ohio

February 26, 2020
Meyers, David, 1948- author.
Charleston, SC : History Press, 2020.
206 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
In the years leading up to the Civil War, Ohio had more African American settlements than any other state. Owing to a common border with slave states, it became a destination for people of color seeking to separate themselves from slavey. Despite these communities having populations that sometimes numbered in the hundreds, little is known about most of them, and by the beginning of the twentieth century, nearly all had lost their ethnic indentites as the original settlers died off and their descendants moved away. This book pieces together the stories of more than 40 of these black settlements.

Mt. Adams

February 21, 2020
Cincinnati, Ohio : Mt. Adams Preservation Association, [1972?]
1 brochure (8 panels) : illustration, map ; 22 x 43 cm, folded to 22 x 11 cm
Covers included in pagination count.
Cover title.
Brochure consists of historical information and a walking tour and map of the Cincinnati Mt. Adams neighborhood. Contains information on landmarks such as the Rookwood Pottery Building, Immaculata Church, Holy Cross Monastery, and the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park.

Ohio : a military history : the seventeenth state of the Union

January 21, 2020
Mangus, Michael, author.
©2016
xiv, 350 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Ohio's first peoples -- Struggle for the Ohio country -- War for the hearts and minds of the American people -- Securing and settling the Ohio Country -- Ohio through the War of 1812: The end of British and Native American influence -- End of the Ohio Frontier, Manifest Destiny, and slavery, 1815-1860 -- Ohio and the American Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Politically divided, patriotically motivated, and economically fruitful, 1865-1898 -- Professionalization, natural disasters, labor unrest, and world war, 1900-1918 -- Roaring twenties and the Great Depression, and World War II, 1918-1945 -- United States of America as a superpower: Ohio's military history after World War II.
Historian Michael Mangus traces Ohio's military history from what archaeology reveals about the earliest prehistoric people through Ohio's role in the War on Terror. [This book] is the most comprehensive account to date of conflict within the state as well as the state's contributions to the nation's military history. With its extraordinary natural resources and key waterways, the region that the state of Ohio now includes was a partial reason for three wars involving European powers: the French and Indian war, the American Revolution, and the War of 1812. It was also site to numerous conflicts between Euro-Americans and American Indians in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. Various American military personalities have ties to the state, including George Rogers Clark, Tecumseh, Ulysses S. Grant, George A. Custer, Edward Rickenbacker, and Paul Tibbets, Jr. Ohio's civilians routinely supported their soldiers in these military conflicts by endorsing bounties to spur recruits, providing funds to families of active-duty soldiers, forming Soldiers' Aid Societies, and serving as nurses on the battlefield. Yet not all of Ohio's people actively supported war, with some of the state's civilians playing prominent roles in protest efforts. -- Back cover.

History of the South Salem Presbyterian Church, Ross County, Ohio.

January 13, 2020
Hillsboro, Ohio : Southern Ohio Genealogical Society, [1987?]
31, 7 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm.
Includes index.

Union Chapel M.E. Church : a short history and sketches of local families

January 13, 2020
Fenner, W. Lowell.
Hillsboro : Southern Ohio Genealogical Society, [1984]
9 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
"June 1976, Revised August 1984."

An old timer's recollections of Belfast, Ohio, or, Livin' as it was in early days

January 8, 2020
Williamson, Ernest W.
[Hillsboro, Ohio] : [Southern Ohio Genealogical Society], [1986]
127 leaves : illustrations, map ; 28 cm

Little Ohio : a nostalgic look at the buckeye state's smallest towns / written and photographed by Karen Robertson.

December 30, 2019
Robertson, Karen.
Cambridge, MN : Adventure Publications, [2019]
232 pages : illustrations (some color), color map ; 21 x 25 cm
"100 towns below 500"
Little Ohio presents 100 of the state's tiniest towns and most miniature villages. With populations under 500, these charming and unique locations dot the entire state--from Lake Seneca in the Northwest corner to Neville, bordering the Ohio River and the state of Kentucky. Little Ohio even ventures into Lake Erie, telling the story of Put-in-Bay.

Dayton : the rise, decline, and transition of an industrial city

December 17, 2019
Millsap, Adam A., author.
Columbus : Trillium, an imprint of the Ohio State University Press, [2019]
185 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Why Do Big Cities Exist? -- Dayton from the Turn of the Twentieth Century to 1930: A Period of Optimism -- Dayton from 1930 to 1960: The Beginning of Decline -- Dayton from 1960 to 2010: Decline and Stagnation -- Dayton's Finances and Public-Sector Unions -- Dayton's Economy Today and What It Can Do to Thrive Again.
"Examines underlying factors behind the rise and decline of Dayton, Ohio, an archetypal Rust-Belt city, ultimately proposing a plan for revival."-- Provided by publisher.

Letter written by a person named Newton to an unnamed friend or romantic partner.

December 10, 2019
Cincinnati, Ohio, 1864
1 sheet ; 13 x 20 cm folded to 13 x 10 cm.
Copy located in Genealogy & Local History Dept., Cincinnati Room is a letter housed in plastic sheet in envlope.
Letter written on July 20 and 21, 1864 by a person named Newton to an unnamed friend or romantic partner. Newton was a railroad employee, possibly a switchman, who was also a student at Bacon's Mercantile College which was located on the corner of Sixth and Walnut Streets. The letter describes how he lives in a shanty, studies bookkeeping and penmanship at college, works for a railroad and how he was partially responsible for a train running off the rails on July 20th, 1864.

Document, signed, headed "Miami Land Office," concerning purchases of land from John Cleves Symmes.

November 5, 2019
Symmes, John Cleves, 1742-1814, author.
[Miami Township, Ohio] , 1803 May 21
1 sheet ; 32 cm
Title supplied by cataloger.
Copy located in Genealogy & Local History Dept., Cincinnati room is a single sheet of paper, torn into 9 separate pieces and stitched together with ivory thread.
This document grants John Cox the rights to certain lands in the Northwest Territory by virtue of forfeit by the original purchaser. It seems to have been written in at least two hands, one of which is clearly that of Symmes, dated 21 May 1803, and signed by John Cleves Symmes. The manuscript was torn into small pieces at an early date and sewn together with thread.

100 things to do in Cincinnati before you die

October 2, 2019
Pender, Rick, 1949-
St. Louis, MO : Reedy Press, [2019]
xiii, 146 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Copy located in Genealogy & Local History Dept., Cincinnati Room has original color pictorial paper wrappers.
Food and drink -- Music and entertainment -- Sports and recreation -- Culture and history -- Shopping and fashion -- Suggested itineraries -- Activities by season.

Monroe

September 11, 2019
McCartt, Marcia.
Charleston, SC : Arcadia, 2009.
127 pages : chiefly illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm.
Early history -- Post-World War II development -- The 1969 tornado -- Contemporary history.

Erie Street Cemetery

September 11, 2019
Cimperman, John D.
Charleston, S.C. : Arcadia Pub., ©2011.
127 pages : chiefly illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.

The other Trail of Tears : the removal of the Ohio Indians

August 27, 2019
Stockwell, Mary, author.
©2014
xi, 388 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Prologue : many Trails of Tears -- Turning back the clock at Ghent -- Starting over at Springwells -- Boundaries long gone -- A race against time -- On the edge of eternity -- The future unravels -- The exodus of the Seneca -- The Shawnee exile -- The passing of the Ottawa -- The Wyandot farewell -- Epilogue : a last goodbye.
The book chronicles the history of Ohio's Indians and their interactions with settlers and U.S. agents in the years leading up to their official removal, and sheds light on the complexities of the process, with both individual tribes and the United States taking advantage of opportunities at different times. It is also the story of how the native tribes tried to come to terms with the fast pace of change on America's western frontier and the inevitable loss of their traditional homelands. While the tribes often disagreed with one another, they attempted to move toward the best possible future for all their people against the relentless press of settlers and limited time.--Provided by publisher.

A serpent's tale : discovering America's ancient mound builders

August 23, 2019
Treese, Lorett, 1952- author.
©2016
290 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
A serpent's tale -- Genteel Virginia gets news from the frontier -- "Let us open the tombs ..." -- The lost civilizations -- Mormons and the mounds -- That old-time religion -- Fall of the empire -- The Hopewell culture of death -- The eclipsed adena -- Fort ancient -- So what's the alternative?
When American settlers first crossed the Appalachian Mountains they were amazed to discover that the wilderness beyond contained ancient ruins - large man-made mounds and enclosures, and impressive earthen sculptures, such as a gigantic serpent. Reports trickled back to the eager ears of President Thomas Jefferson and others. However, most did not believe these earthworks had anything to do with Native Americans; rather, given the intense interest in the history of Western Civilization at the time, it became popular to speculate that the ruins had been built by refugees from Greece, Rome, Egypt - or even the lost continent of Atlantis. Since their discovery, the mounds have attracted both scholars and quacks, from the first investigations sponsored by the then new Smithsonian Institution to the visions of the American psychic Edgar Cayce.

It happened in Ohio : stories of events and people that shaped Buckeye state history

August 14, 2019
Cartaino, Carol, 1944- author.
©2019
240 pages : map ; 22 cm.
"From the horrific massacre of Moravian Indians to the Cincinnati Reds' World Series Championships, It happened in Ohio looks at intriguing people and episodes from the history of the Buckeye State"--Page [4] of cover.

Encountering Hopewell in the twenty-first century, Ohio and beyond

August 14, 2019
Akron, Ohio : The University of Akron Press, 2019.
<1-> volumes : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
V. 1. Monuments and ceremony -- v. 2. Settlements, foodways, and interaction.
"The archaeology of the ancient American Indian Hopewell earthwork-builders of the Ohio Valley has intrigued scientists and the public alike for more than 200 years. Since the dawn of the twenty-first century, professional inquiry into the Hopewell phenomenon has accelerated. Contemporary researchers are approaching old questions with new methods and interpretive perspectives, state-of-the-art survey technologies, and novel analytical techniques. As a result, our understanding of the Hopewell world has significantly deepened. This two-volume set presents some of the most current research on Hopewell archaeology within the Ohio Valley and beyond. Volume One explores the monuments and ceremonies that stood at the heart of American Indian life during the Hopewell episode. Cutting-edge remote sensing studies and modern excavations add new dimensions to our understanding of the richness and complexity of Hopewell ceremonial landscapes. Novel investigations of earthwork form, design, and orientation attest to the remarkable sophistication of Hopewell geometry and astronomy. Cross-cultural comparisons and contextual analyses help us understand how Hopewell peoples' concepts of the soul may have motivated their ceremonial practices and structured their social relations. Studies of form, materials, and iconography shed light on the meanings and histories expressed in Hopewell art and craft. Volume Two turns to the world of everyday settlements and domestic life at the Brown's Bottom locality in the Ohio Hopewell core area, as well as farther afield in northern Ohio and southern Michigan. New evidence is presented for long-distance linkages between Hopewell centers in Ohio, Indiana, and Georgia. The relative importance of native cultigens in the economies of Ohio Hopewell communities is explored with new botanical and contextual data from recent research. The concluding chapter by Dr. Mark Seeman comments on the more seminal developments in Ohio Hopewell research since 2000 then turns an eye to the future"-- Provided by publisher.

Cincinnati, Ohio Polk city directory.

July 31, 2019
[Taylor, Mich.?] : Polk Co.,
v. ; 34 cm.
Also includes the following Ohio and Kentucky communities: Addyston, Anderson Township, Arlingtn Heights, Blue Ash, Camp Dennison, Cheviot, Cincinnati, Cleves, College Hill, Columbia Townshipo, Covington, Deer Park, Elmwood Place, Fort Thomas, Ft. Mitchell, Ft. Wright, Glendale, Harrison, Hooven, Liberty Township, Lockland, Loveland, Maineville, Miamitown, Montgomery, Mount Healthy, Mt. Saint Joseph, N. College Hill, Newport, North Bend, Norwood, Park Hills, Reading, Saint Bernard, Sharonville, Silverton, Southgate, Springdale, Terrace Park, Walnut Hills, West Chester, Wilder, Wyoming.
"Including: Hamilton County; Milford, Newtown, and Hills and Dales, Oh; Covington and Newport, Ky."

Schoenbrunn and the Moravian missions in Ohio

July 30, 2019
Rodabaugh, James H. (James Howard), 1910-1985.
©1945.
36 pages : illustrations, maps ; 20 cm
Copy located in Genealogy & Local History Dept., Cincinnati Room has original brown and white paper wrappers.

Oakley : from hamlet to the center of Cincinnati

July 10, 2019
St. Martin, Ohio : Commonwealth Book Company, 2018.
ix, 114 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
Copy located in Genealogy & Local History Dept., Cincinnati Room has original color pictorial wrappers.
Preface / Owen Grieves & John D. Fairfield -- Introduction / Owen Grieves & John D. Fairfield -- From hamlet to Cincinnati neighborhood / Ben Giles & John D. Fairfield -- Transportation, public policy, & private interest / Meagan Gosney, Shelby Lauter, & John D. Fairfield -- Oakley's machine tool factory colony / Marcus Myers, Jonathan Pickman, & John D. Fairfield -- How Oakley remained white / Sarah Chiappone, Rachel Gosney, & John D. Fairfield -- Conclusion: Oakley in the postindustrial era / Gil Guthrie, Helen Moore, & John D. Fairfield -- Appendix: A landmark case: Laufman v. Oakley Bldg. & Loan Co. / Sarah Chiappone & Rachel Gosney -- Notes.
"This book is the product of John Fairfield's long association with Zane Miller, the Cincinnati school of urban history, and the idea of symptomatic history. In tracing the development of Oakley from a small agricultural hamlet to a busy urban neighborhood, this history treats local developments as symptomatic of larger national trends. These trends include the rise and fall of a mass production economy and the shift to a service economy, the fortunes and fate of public transportation, and the patterns and policies promoting-and sometimes reducing-racial segregation"--Provided by publisher.

Jewish community of Dayton

June 28, 2019
Weiss, Marshall, author.
Charleston, South Carolina : Arcadia Publishing, [2018]
127 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm.
"Since the arrival of approximately a dozen German-Jewish immigrants in the 1840s, the Jewish community of Dayton has actively contributed to the betterment and welfare of the "Gem City." Jewish Community of Dayton recalls forgotten stories of Arthur Welsh, the first Jewish airplane pilot; orphan turned social reformer Rabbi David Lefkowitz; Golda Meir's impassioned 1948 visit on behalf of the new Jewish state; and opera star Jan Peerce giving the final performance of his career with the acclaimed Beth Abraham Youth Chorale. This book illustrates how Dayton's Jews have responded and adapted to challenges ranging from the Great Flood of 1913 to resettlement of immigrants throughout the 20th century, from sacrifices for the state of Israel to activism in the civil rights era"--back cover.

Cincinnati's West End : through our eyes

June 28, 2019
Harshaw, John W., Sr., author.
[United States] : CreateSpace, ©2009.
308 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Follow the drinking gourd, let's go north -- Light-skin dark-skin -- 1937 flood -- The forties -- The Cincinnati Black Brigade -- African-American World War II monument -- Churches -- Saint Joseph Catholic Church -- The way it was -- What we ate -- Lincoln Center -- Sinton Recreation Center -- C&O Recreation Center -- The Coliseum -- The Boys Clubs -- Findlay Street Neighborhood House -- West End Recreation Center-Gest Street Park -- The holidays -- New Years Eve and New Years Day -- Martin Luther King Day did not exist -- Easter in the West End -- Mothers Day -- Memorial Day -- Fathers Day -- Juneteenth -- Fourth of July or Independence Day -- Labor Day -- Sweetest Day -- Halloween -- Thanksgiving -- Christmas -- Playing the numbers -- Blue laws -- Skates and skate mobiles -- Games -- Cures -- West End characters -- The Incas stincas -- Cincinnati's athletic history -- Music in the West End -- Klayman's Record Shop -- The Cotton Club -- The Rail -- The Regal Theater -- The Hippodrome Theater -- Lincoln, Piken, Dixie and the Rex Theaters -- Nicknames -- Playing the dozens -- Talking the talk -- What's the word? -- Watkins Products -- Photographers -- The sixties -- The education imperative and Robert A. Taft High School -- The Jabberwock -- Taft Capades -- Pi Tau Delta -- Taft time capsule -- Taft professional athletes -- Other professionals from the West End -- Newspapers and magazines -- Urban renewal or urban removal? -- Personal histories -- The John Harshaw story -- The Stephens and Dinkins families -- Mrs. Thelma McCray -- Pamela Mackey-Comer -- McKinley Hudson -- Elijah Scott -- Louis Childers story West End story 1941-1959 -- Judith Poe-Cochran -- Hudson Brothers Cleaners and Tailoring Shop -- Margie Ann Polnett-Rogers -- Blacks and Jews -- I am Cincinnati.
"Cincinnati's West End is a snapshot of a community in Cincinnati, Ohio during 1940-1970 when the political and social climate was in a slow crawl from segregation to integration and affirmative action. With its ever-changing boundaries, the West End was a citadel for a population in constant migration from the South to the North in search of positive economic, social, political, and educational opportunities. Up rooted and destroyed in the late nineteen fifties and early sixties, the West end of old bears little resemblance to the current West End. Cincinnati's West End is an illumination of the institutions, people, places, sounds, smells, customs, myths and ultimate successes of inner city pioneers. Their personal histories are spiritual testimonies of people who, in spite of racism, segregation and poverty succeeded in a profusion of professions, unknown to their ancestors"--Back cover.

A prince in the Queen City : the life of Henry Mack

June 18, 2019
Rich, Michael W.
Baltimore, MD : Apprentice House Press, 2019
99 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Who was Henry Mack? -- Family origins -- Early years in Germany -- Business success in Cincinnati -- Conflict, contracts, and controversy -- Mack Stadler & Co. -- Embroiled with the Grants -- Contributions to Reform Judaism -- The foreman -- Local politics -- When Ohio dried out -- The promise -- The Chattanooga Choo Choo -- Private life -- The Mack family in America -- Henry Mack's relevance.
"This meticulously researched biographical sketch tells the story of an immigrant who arrived on American shores with little financial means or formal education. In time, he would become a wealthy merchant, champion of education, force in Cincinnati and Ohio politics, and perhaps the most important lay leader of the American Jewish Reform Movement. He would rub elbows with several Presidents, influence more than one Presidential election and come within one broken promise of becoming the first Jew to serve in a presidential cabinet. He was at the center of the landmark case that prohibited the reading of the Bible in public schools, the immediate cause of this nations most infamous anti-Semitic act, and landed in the midst of a Congressional investigation that would lead to creation of the False Claims Act. His actions reverberate to this day"--Back cover.

Walking Cincinnati : 35 walking tours exploring historic neighborhoods, stunning riverfront quarters, and hidden treasures in the Queen City

June 4, 2019
Korman, Danny, author.
Birmingham, Alabama : Wilderness Press, [2019]
viii, 216 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 19 cm
Includes index.
"From the northern historic railroad suburbs of Glendale and Wyoming to the quaint river towns of Northern Kentucky, discover Cincinnati's hidden streets, architectural masterpieces, culinary delights, and diverse culture. In this expanded and updated edition of Walking Cincinnati, insiders Danny Korman and Katie Meyer lead you on 35 unique walking tours through the Queen City's colorful history and natural beauty. Stroll through the stunning Riverfront Park. Experience Downtown's hustle and bustle. Enjoy colorful neighborhoods like Over-the-Rhine and Mount Adams. Each self-guided tour includes full-color photographs, a detailed map, and need-to-know details like distance, difficulty, and more. Route summaries make each walk easy to follow, and a "Points of Interest" section lists the highlights of every tour. The walks' commentaries include such topics as local culture, trivia, and natural history, plus tips on where to dine, have a drink, and shop. Cincinnati is a richly historic and entertaining city. This savvy guide explores the best of it all. Whether you're looking for a two-hour workout or a full day of entertainment, grab your walking shoes, and become an urban adventurer!" -- Provided by publisher.

Membership cards of the Hamilton County, Ohio Chapter of the Gold Star Mothers

May 20, 2019
[Cincinnati, Ohio] : [Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County], 2016-2018.
volumes : illustrations (some color), facsimiles ; 30 cm
Scrapbook of newspaper clippings and Gold Star Mothers documents regarding the deaths of United States military personnel who were killed in action.
Cover title.
v. 2. Leon M. Mack (Mack/Segal) ; James E. Mack (Mack/Slagiter) ; Curtis M. Mahoney Jr. ; George C. Maringer ; Milton Marlatt ; Edward L. McGurk ; William McNay, Jr. ; John E. Meyers ; Rolland E. Mitchum ; Russell A. Mofford ; Charles E. Mohr ; Robert C. Molter ; Donald F. Morgan ; Albert J. Mueller ; David C. Muething ; Martin M. Mugavin ; John A. Murphy ; Paul E. Neumann ; Leroy J. Nichols ; Robert J. Nieman ; Stanley C. Niemoeller ; James R. Nolte ; Albert C. Oehler ; Paul R. Ohlhaut ; Mike Orite ; Eugene E. Ott ; Robert G. Parrott ; David F. Patrick ; Milo S. Pitt (Pitt-Ultsch) ; Robert R. Pogue ; Richard L. Powell ; Ralph Priestle ; Theodore F. Ramsey ; Francis E. Reagan (Reagan-Kern) ; James Reed ; Richard Russell Regus ; Joseph Rennick ; Fred C. Riebel, Jr. ; Neil Roddy ; Kermit G. Rohlfer ; Thomas J. Rolandelli ; John B. Romer ; John J. Rosenhoffer ; Howard P. Rowe ; Raymond E. Ruberg ; Elmer J. Rundy ;
Gold Star Mothers from the Hamilton County Chapter had provided information about the deceased including name and rank, branch of service, date of death, serial number, and other information. This is a beginning point of this research.--Introduction.

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